My chakra meditation and visualisation practice is one of my favourite mindful morning rituals. There are many ways you can help Mindful start strong in 2016: subscribe to the magazine, give Mindful as a gift, donate.
Mindful celebrates mindfulness, awareness, and compassion in all aspects of life—through Mindful magazine,, events, and collaborations. One of the most satisfying and rewarding things that we have been doing at MLA is spreading the good news?Xthe ?§Vipassana practice.?? In 2007, we introduced Vipassana meditation to 29 beginners.
In the coming new year, we will continue to have our weekly Vipassana sessions and Dhamma studies. In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), there is a module dedicated to mindfulness practice, and the concepts and exercises are integrated throughout all modules of DBT.
It is a practice that I have created, shaped and moulded over the last two years, so that it resonates with me, in the moment. In the same way, there are many ways you can be mindful beyond sitting on a cushion, cross-legged.
It works so well, Sharon Salzberg says, because it enhances life skills we already have.Three Simple Ways to Pay Attention - MindfulPracticing meditation doesn’t involve a whole new set of skills. Learn more about our nonprofit mission, the people behind Mindful, and our growing community here. Quite a number of yogis?XAndrea, Janice, Charlene, Jennifer, Margaret, et al?Xenjoy the Monday self-retreats at each one?¦s own schedule, pace, and style. We have five one-day retreats, each under the guidance of Venerable Beelin Sayadaw (who came twice), Venerable U Osadha, Venerable Ji-Chern, and Venerable U Kavinda.
Notice how taking just a single moment of time for yourself can improve the moment and your mood.
This one relies on a pace that is close to how we might walk in everyday life, and in fact it can be adapted for walking in the street—just as long as you remember to pay attention to street lights, other people, and not looking like a zombie. Yau-San, Andrea, Sue, and Tony are among the regular attendees of both our sitting and walking Wednesday Vipassana sessions.

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The practice felt more authentic, more relatable, and more connected to me and what I was experiencing at the time.In addition, I learnt to let go of any expectations for myself when I followed other meditation styles. Eisenstein, who graduated from the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, said the 10-week course at Centennial came about quickly."A teacher said in November that she'd been seeing a lot of test anxiety and asked if I could teach mindfulness and meditation to students," said Eisenstein, whose secular course is largely based on Buddhist teachings. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Optimum Performance Institute with appropriate and specific link direction to the original content.
Instead, I became open to exploring different techniques and eager to discover things that would influence or inspire my own practice.So today, I will share with you my morning meditation and visualisation practice, which is a bit different from some of the other meditation styles that you may have come across.
For Dhamma study, we devote the first Sunday of every month to the study of the general treatise on Buddhism by watching Rev. The meditation part of DBT was hard for me because I got so heavy into Buddhism and meditation in college. Chuan-Tao?¦s DVD Dhamma Talk, followed by discussion under the on-site guidance of Venerable Yuan-Ray and Venerable Yuan-Ming. In the warmer months, I will sit outside and do my meditation there.I close my eyes and take 3 deep breaths to centre myself. Josh, Alan, Keith Wai, Emily, Andrew, Andrea, Hong-sheng, CF Cheng, Sue, and Tony are among the regulars attending Sunday classes. We merely introduced the basic techniques to enable them to begin practicing at home, in a group, or on retreats. When I focus on this point, I visualise something that inspires me spiritually and creatively.
Our teacher, Sarah Marks, has kindly agreed to give us a ?§teacher training?? so we can effectively and correctly introduce this Dhamma ?§jewel?? to a class, or just to our friends, family, and loved ones.
If you are interested in attending this training class and teaching our beginners class, then please let me know.
When I focus on this point between my eyes, I ask myself what I know and I ask myself what I must do.

These are questions we need to explore."Clearly, there's a need for this, and as an elective, [mindfulness] would be awesome. Sometimes, you will need to dive deeper to get to your true intuitive voice as the first answer you receive is just your mind chattering back to you. It is something that I have been working on for a long time as this chakra is probably the one that is weakest for me. When I meditate on this point, I visualise myself being authentic and confident in all that I do and say. I ask myself if there are any emotions that I am suppressing and allow myself to release these if required.
When I focus on the solar plexus, I find the energy within me to help me take the step outside my comfort zone, trusting that my instincts will be there to guide me.
I find that meditating on this particular point gives me strength and reminds me of the things that I really value so that I continue to bring these into what I do for the rest of my day. It keeps me aligned with my values, so that I stay true to my path.+ After MeditationI sit for as long as I need to (given the time available), and take notice of anything else that may come up for me in my practice.
Sometimes during my meditation sessions, I experience the feeling of complete lightness, no longer connected to my physical form but deeply connected to my soul. As I mentioned before, it is something that I have developed for myself because I resonate strongly with visualisation and the concept of chakras.Try different styles of meditation, find the bits and pieces from these practices that you love and make them into something that resonates with you. I hope you found something interesting from it and hopefully it has inspired you to find your own meditation style that works for you. Or try my meditation practice and see what you think about it too!I will be doing a further post later on about chakras so check back here at a later date!Is meditation part of your daily rituals? Do you have your own practice that you use or have you tried different meditation styles too?

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